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As most of you know by now, Todd and I have been trying to get pregnant. You may not know that April is the one year mark of our endeavors and we’ve (well, I) have been having issues. I thought about keeping this preggo journey to myself and just announcing getting pregnant when it happened, but obviously, I’ve been pretty transparent with the whole thing. I’m the type of person that wears my emotions on my sleeve, so keeping it all bundled inside would drive me crazy! I have to talk out my problems to relieve any stress they may cause me, especially now that I can’t run. So thank you for listening… OK, onto the good stuff…
My first appointment with a specialist was about a month ago and I was told I had to stop any and all exercise and gain 4lbs by my next appointment. Well, that appointment was yesterday and my doc was pleasantly surprised with my 7lb weight gain (I was going for bonus points and it worked!) I had a second sonogram to make sure all my lady parts are working and they are- woo hoo! This is a REALLY good thing because problems in this area aren’t fixable.
No… this is not a fun connects toy, it’s the estrogen molecule and I’m super low in it. In case you don’t know (because honestly, I didn’t even know how all this stuff is broken down) you need estrogen to have your period. Every month it builds up and spikes, triggering the release of an egg and Voila! Ovulation. The rest of the month estrogen levels rise and fall. Well, if I have low estrogen, then I don’t ovulate and if I don’t ovulate, I can’t get pregnant. Needless to say, APRIL FOOLS! I am not pregnant. Did I fool you? I bet not, haha. It’s fun to imagine though huh?!
Soooo, I’m back on these babies- HA! (pun not intended, but now that I notice it, I love it) to build my estrogen. I still can’t exercise at all- wah, wah- but don’t have to gain anymore weight. I’m sure it won’t hurt if I do, so I’m going to try and not worry about, although that’s MUCH easier said than done. I have another appointment in 5 weeks and hopefully I’ll get a period by then, even just spotting (sorry for the TMI). I hope I didn’t scare too many people away with all the female talk, haha. I just hope tracking this journey will help someone else out there in the same situation and if not, at least it helps me get through it, haha. So thank YOU GUYS/GALS for listening, I mean, reading 🙂
Did I fool you?
PS Those aren’t my exact BC pills… thank Google Images for that pic.